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Porsche Design “The Essence”: a fragrance review

Several weeks ago, I told you about a new fragrance coming out from Porsche named “The Essence”. Finally, my bottle of Porsche Design’s “The Essence” has arrived. This fragrance was developed for Porsche Design by Azzaro and Clarins. It is a very blue and green sort of fragrance. It represents the genre of scents known as ‘fresh’ (as a general classification), but it seems to accomplish this ‘freshness’ with quite a bit of class and dignity. Designer fragrances as a whole are quite generic. Walk into any club, bar, or dinner party and you will find the vast majority of men wearing the same crap over and over again (Boss, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Cool Water…ugh).

“The Essence” is composed of a couple different ideas. The first is based off a synthetic molecule they created while developing this scent called “arctical”, which is supposed to be cool and refreshing. Well i think it worked. It definitely has an airy, cold, and refreshing take on right from the beginning. You can also find it a little green—-or with the scent of vetiver. A bit grassy and organic. After settling down from the cold and green opening, the scent becomes slightly woody, like cedar. Hours later, you are left with a very interesting green and woody finish—-which smells utterly classy and elegant.

It is not the most unique fragrance in the world—-but it is a very well made fragrance. Get away from those generic colognes you’ve been buying and get some more exclusive, interesting stuff in your collection.

Oh, and one more thing—the bottle for this is absolutely superb. Glass and metal, create a heavy, easy to hold and dynamic bottle. Worth keeping as a decorative piece long after your liquid has finished.

Porsche Design’s “The Essence” is available at Porsche Design Stores; as well as overseas duty free shops.

The Essence Minisite: http://www.porschedesigntheessence.com/site.html

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Porsche Design: The Essence

I am a huge fan of Porsche Design stuff. Sure some would argue that it’s a bit cheesy and cliche to want things with a Porsche name—-and look like a bit of a fanboy if you don’t own one. I have driven Porsches and currently i drive an Audi—-a company which Porsche is currently in the process of buying! So technically i am not a fanboy. My next car will hopefully be a Porsche.

So how am i preparing for my future Porsche ownership experience? The sunglasses i wear are made by Porsche Design and they are the ONLY sunglasses i’ve ever worn that didn’t break within 1 week. They are of impeccable quality. A few weeks ago i posted about a Porsche toaster that i want. If you’re ever used one of those ultra-slick Porsche design lighters, you’ll know the quality i’m talking about.

Now Porsche Design have introduced a fragrance! Yeah, so is it the smell of a 1972 Le Mans racing team? No, probably not. But the bottle is gorgeous, and the idea is fantastic. Sure there are other car companies who have launched fragrances—Ferrari (which isn’t half bad actually!), Bugatti (which costs about as much as a Boxster), Lamborghini (haven’t tried it), Hummer (would never want to try it!), and i think there is a fragrance called Ford Mustang (no thanks!) as well. The center of the new Porsche Design fragrance is a molecule they are calling “arctical”….i’m guessing it’s gonna be a bit cold then? i hope so.

Further reviews in the next 2 or 3 weeks, after my wife brings me back a bottle from Duty Free.

Porsche design have made a minisite for the launch of their fragrance. It’s not available in the US yet, but it is available in the UK and other small aristocrat markets…

LINK: http://www.porschedesigntheessence.com/site.html

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